These parcel machines allow customers to get their online orders from a pick up point whenever they want
According to Ecommerce News, the first robotic parcel machines with integrated cold storage are launched in Finland. For now, the machines are only active in 2 locations near Helsinki, enabling customers to pick up their online groceries.
The data reveals that the parcel machines with cold storage are the result of a collaboration of 3 Finnish companies. Parcel service provider Smartmile along with cranes and lifting equipment company Konecranes and major retail chain K Group created the products by common efforts.
The parcel machines combine both storage at room temperature and storage at refrigerator temperature. It means that groceries are stored in temperature-controlled compartments, whereas frozen products are packed in special packages that maintain the freezer temperature.
The customers can order their groceries to the parcel machine via K Group’s app for online grocery orders. Afterward, the groceries are collected and inserted into the parcel machine. Both parcel machines are installed in two K-stores, one in Järvenpää and another in Vantaa.